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Document ID (ISN)58341
CIS number 92-1263
ISBN(s) 92-4-157131-4
Year 1992
Convention or series no. Environmental Health Criteria 131
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
Title Diethylhexyl phthalate
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1992. 141p. ca. 320 ref. Price: CHF 18.00 (developing countries: CHF 12.60).
Abstract Only very limited information is available on the effects of diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) on humans. Mild gastric disturbances were reported in two subjects given 5 or 10g of the substance. There have been a few studies on workers exposed to phthalate mixtures, but no consistent health effects that could be directly related to DEHP have been reported. There is not sufficient evidence to suggest that DEHP is a potential human carcinogen. Detailed summaries in French and Spanish.
Descriptors (primary) IPCS; toxicity evaluation; toxicology; bis(ethylhexyl) phthalate
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; ILO; criteria document; WHO; UNEP
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceWHO
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Phthalates
Esters and salts